Tedy Bruschi's statement about the San Diego Chargers is false

By Kenny Gardner
Tedy Bruschi San Diego Chargers
David Butler II-US Presswire

I was watching NFL Live on ESPN when I heard Tedy Bruschi call the San Diego Chargers the Dallas Cowboys of the AFC.

San Diego blew a 24-0 lead at halftime last night against the Denver Broncos and was outscored 35-0 in the second half.

Bruschi talked about how San Diego is always hovering around the .500 winning percentage mark and fighting for their playoff lives.

San Diego is one of three teams without a losing record since the 2003 NFL season while Dallas had two losing seasons during this time frame.

San Diego has an 87-47 record in the regular season since the 2003 season while Dallas has a 73-60 record during this time.

Dallas has three playoff appearances and a 1-3 record in the playoffs since the 2003 season while San Diego has five playoff appearances and a 3-5 record in the postseason.

San Diego made it to the AFC Championship game during the 2007 NFL season.  Dallas has not made it to the NFC Championship game since the 1995 NFL season.

San Diego had a legitimate shot at going to the Super Bowl, but Philip Rivers played in the AFC Championship game with a torn ACL.

Rivers completed 67 percent of his passes, averaged 278 yards per game while he had four touchdowns and two interceptions in two playoff wins.

Rivers completed 51 percent of his passes, had 211 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in a loss against the New England Patriots.

LaDainian Tomlinson led the NFL in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns during the 2007 season, but was injured in the playoffs, missed the second half of a playoff game and missed most of the AFC Championship game.

Bruschi was right in a sense that Dallas and San Diego fail to live up to expectations from the media, but he was also wrong.







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